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Sage 6012 Reel and Spool Sage

Sage 6012 Reel and Spool

Line Weight: 11-12
Best for: Tarpon or Spey


This is Sage's best and most powerful reel. This 11-12 weight reel size is perfect for tarpon on the flats or spooling up your favorite spey line for two handed rods. It has an extremely smooth drag with a numbered dial drag knob, and the fit and finish of fine jewelry.

6012 Specs

  • Weight: 9-5/8 oz.
  • Lines: 11-12
  • 300 Yards
  • 30-lb Backing
  • 4-5/8" Diameter
  • 1-5/8" Width

Sage's pinnacle of contemporary fly reel design, the 6000 reel series was built around their exclusive SCS drag system that creates a silky smooth resistance while efficiently dissipating heat. It does all this with a minimum of weight, allowing anglers more line feel and the ability to make more casts without fatigue. This sealed system is impervious to water, sand, and grit, requiring no maintenance beyond simple rinsing.

  • The 6000 series features Sage's SCS Cassette drag design
  • Innovative quick-change spool mechanism
  • Single rotation drag knob with numbered settings
  • Designed for maximum frame and spool rigidity
  • Colors: Black/Platinum, Champagn
  • Ballistic cloth and neoprene reel case

Platinum / Black


Cassette Drag

Sage Cassette Drags are the most powerful configuration of the SCS system, built to handle punishing battles with the hardest fighting saltwater species, while also being surprisingly light. The Cassette consists of a sealed stack of carbon fiber disks, roughly the size of a quarter, in contact with stainless steel rotors. These components are created to precise tolerances and are able to dissipate heat that can ruin many less sophisticated drags. The multiplied surface area in this stack system provides smooth reliable resistance and amazing range up to extreme stopping power. The full drag range is easy to predictably set even in the heat of battle using the Cassette's unique one revolution numbered setting knob. Even better, sealed SCS Cassettes are impervious to outside elements such as sand, grit, and salt and require no maintenance beyond rinsing.